February

The Cat votes for BMW S1000RR

The Cat votes for BMW S1000RR

Danny John-Jules voted the BMW S1000RR the best bike of the MCN Motorcycle Show. The Red Dwarf star said: “I like the look of it and it will probably be good. It’s a bit weird seeing a BMW without...

Video: Suzuki Gladius longterm review - 'highly recommended'

Video: Suzuki Gladius longterm review - 'highly recommended'

MCN's longterm test fleet 2009-2010 includes the Suzuki Gladius. Watch the video for MCN news reporter Chris Newbigging's report on life with the capable v-twin all-rounder.  ...

Bikers will always help bikers

My daughter is 21 and has a Honda CBR600. She came to the show today with her dad, uncle and boyfriend. On the way out she managed to get caught up in traffic and lose them. She called me in a panic as she didn't know where she was and was also running out of petrol, her dad had her purse in his pannier. I told her to find a garage and find out where she was. Whilst in the garage there were...

Recovery fees

I am both a recovery operator (Police Approved) and a biker. I support the rights of the individual, and I can't abide unjustice, BUT: The £160.00 fee incurred to Mr Wheatley is unfortunately correct and lawful. It is NOT the fault of the local Constabulary nor the fault of the local recovery firm. The fees are leveled by Parliament: The Road Traffic Act 1984 and the Removal and Disposal of...

Ducati Desmosedici RR

Ducati Desmosedici RR

I spotted this Ducati Desmosedici RR while out on last years May Day run. I can't reemmber the owners name but he was a top bloke, letting us pose for the pics and then riding the rest of the way...

Motorcycle casualties down

Motorcycle casualties down

Motorcycle casualties fell 4% in the 12 months to the end of September last year, according to figures from the Department for Transport. All casualties for motorcyclists fell from 21,934 in the...

New Kriega R30 rucksack available

New Kriega R30 rucksack available

The new R30 Kriega rucksack is being debuted at the MCN show this week. The roll top pack is claimed to be 100% waterproof, and with its 30 litre capacity will easily accommodate a complete change of...

Surrey most potholed county

Surrey most potholed county

The most pothole-ridden county has been named as Surrey. The region tops a league table with 1789 reported potholes since 2007, up to 1324 of which have not been repaired. It puts the county nearly...

New 1200GS exhausts available

New 1200GS exhausts available

Two new exhausts are available for the BMW R1200GS. GPR have launched two new cans for the bike, which they claim add power, and make the bike lighter than the standard version.   GPR claim...

New REV'IT range

New REV'IT range

REV’IT have launched a new jacket and trouser combination for the 2010 season. After their success with the Off Track jacket and Dakar trousers, the SAND range has been launched with improved...

First Ride: Suzuki hydrogen fuel cell powered Burgman

First Ride: Suzuki hydrogen fuel cell powered Burgman

MCN’s Guy Procter has just finished riding Suzuki's hydrogen fuel cell powered Burgman. He phoned in his first impressions. "I've just got off the bike after a brief ride and I'm very impressed. It...

Carole Nash MCN show: Bike Build live!

Carole Nash MCN show: Bike Build live!

Some restorations can take months if not years but at the Carole Nash MCN motorcycle show a restorer is attempting to turn boxes of parts into a running bike in just four days.  Video: 2010...

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Moto Guzzi concept

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Moto Guzzi concept

You can see the Moto Guzzi V12X Concept for the first time in the UK at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show this week. The V12X is a minimalist road-orientated supermoto designed to give us a glimpse...

Honda Fury price revealed

Honda Fury price revealed

Honda UK has released the price for its soon to arrive Honda VT1300CX Fury. While the Fury is arguably the most extreme-looking of the current range of Japanese clone custom/chopper/cruiser machines,...

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Ducati 1198S Corse

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Ducati 1198S Corse

The Ducati 1198S Corse special edition has been built to celebrate winning the manufacturers title in WSB and European Superstock and features a beautiful unpainted aluminium...

MCN Show: S1000RR Dreams do come true

MCN Show: S1000RR Dreams do come true

MCN is pleased to announce Peter Barden as winner of MCN’s competition to win a stunning new BMW S1000RR. Barden, 31, from East Yorks, looked to be the happiest man on the planet when MCN’s Editor...

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: T3 Thruxton 904 Special

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: T3 Thruxton 904 Special

This gorgeous Triumph Thruxton special makes its debut on the MCN stand at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. The bike has been bored out to 904cc, has revised throttle bodies and hand-machined...

Vote for your new bike of the MCN Show

Vote for your new bike of the MCN Show

We want you to vote for your favourite new bike at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show from the 10 contenders below. Do you think the innovative Guzzi concept was more impressive than Norton’s new...

The bike that tells you how fast to corner

The bike that tells you how fast to corner

Motorcycles capable of warning riders when they’re speeding, cornering too fast or too close to the vehicle in front are to begin UK road trials in June. The warning system is a prototype of safety...

Parking charge wrecked by vandals

Parking charge wrecked by vandals

Vandals have rendered a new charge to use motorcycle parking bays unenforceable. London’s Westminster City Council, which controversially scrapped free roadside motorcycle parking, has been forced to...

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Iconic GP bikes

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Iconic GP bikes

Five top flight GP machines, as ridden by Valentino Rossi, Barry Sheene, Kevin Schwantz, Randy Mamola and Loris Capirossi, have been brought together to be the showpiece of the Sport section of MCN’s...

KTM adds RoadLok anti-theft system to accessory catalogue

KTM adds RoadLok anti-theft system to accessory catalogue

KTM have added RoadLok Security’s anti-theft system to their PowerParts Accessory catalogue for 2010. RoadLoK Security, developer and manufacturer of model-specific locking systems for motorcycles,...

Tom in Almeria

Tom in Almeria

My son Tom in Almeria - it's important to develop good habits young - I was on track at the time - bad Dad.

Dymag wheels available again

Dymag wheels available again

You’ll soon be able to get your hands on Dymag rims once again, after CSA Performance Wheels announced they are taking pre-orders for delivery this spring. Save cash on motorcycle products CSA...

MCN Show Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200

MCN Show Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200

You can see the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 at this year's Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. It's the new adventure bike the Italian firm is hoping will take a bite out of the lucrative market cornered...

Bradley Smith pulls in crowds at MCN Show

Bradley Smith pulls in crowds at MCN Show

British GP star Bradley Smith – the most successful British GP racer since Barry Sheene – spent hours signing autographs at the Carole Nash MCN Show in London before he heads off to California...

World first ride on hydrogen fuel cell Suzuki Burgman

World first ride on hydrogen fuel cell Suzuki Burgman

Suzuki and its British collaborator Intelligent Energy have revealed a hydrogen fuel-cell scooter based on the Burgman 125 – and MCN will be the first in the world to bring you a first ride report...

BMW R1000 RS

BMW R1000 RS

This is my design for a naked/streetfighter version of the BMW S1000RR.

BMW release new helmet communication system

BMW release new helmet communication system

BMW have released a new communication system for their System 6 helmets. The aptly named System 6 Communication System is now available in BMW Motorrad dealerships, priced at £269. Save £££s on...

New Norton special edition revealed

New Norton special edition revealed

Norton revealed a new version of their Commando Cafe Racer at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show today. It’s the first day of the show, held in London’s Excel Centre. The lightly tweaked bike...

Ducati Multistrada 1200 gets resounding thumbs-up from show goers

Ducati Multistrada 1200 gets resounding thumbs-up from show goers

Ducati’s new Multistrada 1200 has been a hot attraction for show goers at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show at Excel which opened this morning. The Multistrada is the bike Ducati is hoping will take...

Valentino Rossi's 2010 Yamaha MotoGP bike unveiled

Valentino Rossi's 2010 Yamaha MotoGP bike unveiled

This is Valentino Rossi’s new 2010 factory YZR-M1 machine that Yamaha hopes will catapult the Italian to a 10th world title this year. Yamaha won ten races in 2009 to complete the Triple Crown of...

New easy to use guide for biking in Europe

New easy to use guide for biking in Europe

A new guide has been published for motorcyclists planning a ride across Europe. The guide, published in CD format with full print facilities deals with everything you need for a European road...

Harley-Davidson 48’s European debut at Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

Harley-Davidson 48’s European debut at Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

Harley-Davidson’s new Sportster 48 has made its first public appearance outside the US at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show in London. The new bike was unveiled at the end of last month, and is...

Triumph Thruxton cafe racer debuts at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

Triumph Thruxton cafe racer debuts at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

This gorgeous Triumph Thruxton special makes its debut on the MCN stand at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show, which opens today. The bike has been bored out to 904cc, has revised throttle...

Video: 2010 Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show preview

Video: 2010 Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show preview

To make this year's Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show the biggest and best ever, we've sent vans to Italy to collect Valentino Rossi's Yamaha, bent the arm of (almost) every major manufacturer,...